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Record 206

Reading Experience:

'The son of a Methodist farm worker, he studied Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" and "The Two Covenants".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Joseph Mayett
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1783
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: labourer, not clear whether agricultural or not
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Bunyan
Title: Pilgrim's Progress
Genre: Other religious, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 206  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 29
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 29,, accessed: 07 June 2023

Additional comments:

See Ann Kussmaul (ed.) "The Autobiography of Joseph Mayett of Quainton (1783-1839)", (Buckingham, 1986).



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